Today, at an event out in Portland hosting the who's who of the...Portland food scene, the James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for the 2011 James Beard Awards (the semifinalists were announced back in February). The award show and gala will take place in New York City on May 9, and as usual, Eater will be there live to document the goings on. As for LA, it's hard to not feel snubbed this year. Not a ton of recognition coming this way really other than Suzanne Goin (AOC, Lucques) and José Andrés (The Bazaar) both nominated as Outstanding Chef Award finalists, Michael Cimarusti (Providence) nominated for Best Chef: Pacific, and Dahlia Narvaez (Osteria Mozza) for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
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